How to Select Your Wedding Reception Music

How to Select Your Wedding Music


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How to Select Your Wedding Reception Music

The music you play at your wedding is extremely important, as it’s a reflection of the two of you as a couple, as well as the type of wedding reception you will have. The music played at your wedding reception is the soundtrack to the biggest party of your lives.

  • Hiring an experienced wedding DJ gives you leverage as to what is played, but you’re still going to need to make lists, and talk with your fiance before completing final plans with the disc jockey.
  • As a couple, decide what you must hear, would like to hear and absolutely do not want played. Your DJ can guide you through the decisions and advise on the latest reception wedding music trends.
  • While it may be tempting to create a playlist for the entire reception, it is best to provide the DJ with a framework and allow his expertise to keep your party moving.
  • It’s a nice touch if you can incorporate music into your wedding reception that you know your family and guests will enjoy. Many couples ask the DJ to play their parents wedding song during the evening so they can share a special dance.
  • Be specific when you are requesting a particular song to be played; include the name of the artist. 
  • As you select your wedding reception music, it’s also important to think about what songs may alienate your guests. You may be a huge Lady Gaga fan, but if your wedding reception turns into a “Monster Ball”, you may lose the crowd. A skilled DJ can work in music from the past several decades and turn your wedding reception into a real dance party.
  • If you would like a specific religious or traditional ethnic songs played at your reception, you will want to have a detailed conversation with your DJ regarding this music. For example, many Jewish couples choose to have the Hora song played at the grand entrance. Polish families often enjoy a polka during the wedding reception. Discuss your unique requests with the DJ to have the wedding reception you’ve always dreamed of.

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